E90Post
 


 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > BIMMERPOST Universal Forums > General Automotive (non-BMW) Talk + Photos/Videos > First Merc E-class review: 4/5



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      03-12-2009, 04:56 PM   #1
hks786
Major General
United Kingdom
481
Rep
5,352
Posts

 
Drives: *
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: UK

iTrader: (0)

First Merc E-class review: 4/5

Verdict 4/5

Those that choose to get driven around in an E-class will enjoy the experience. It’s big in the back (and up front), rides smoothly and has regained the traditional rock-like solidity that the old car so sorely lacked.

But if you slip behind the wheel you’ll discover an E-class that’s as good to drive as BMW's 5-series, and that should have the Bavarians very worried indeed. It’s the perfect blend of the sportiness of the C-class and the luxury of the S-class.

http://www.carmagazine.co.uk/Drives/...ontent-block=0
__________________
Appreciate 0
      03-12-2009, 08:12 PM   #2
stickypaws
Dictator
stickypaws's Avatar
22
Rep
1,817
Posts

 
Drives: people crazy
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: where you want to be

iTrader: (0)

I'm sure the dynamics have improved. My 2009 is a bit numb at the wheel (although it's super comfortable and that's why I bought it.)

But the new one is still stupid ugly. Read the comments after the article. The thing lacks the gracious curves of the W211. Especially the interior where now everything has sharp angles. I know this sounds like a broken record, but it's definitely more "Japanese/Korean" looking. No way denying that.

I'd take all the new improvements if I could dress it in the current W211 skin.
Appreciate 0
      03-12-2009, 10:06 PM   #3
Year's_End
RWD only.
Year's_End's Avatar
United_States
334
Rep
12,336
Posts

 
Drives: '08 E92 335i
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: St. Pete, FL

iTrader: (0)

Sounds promising. Let's see if the F10 delivers the goods to match or exceed the new competition.
__________________
E92 335i: Space Grey|Coral Red|Aluminum Trim

Future Ride: 2015 Mustang GT Premium |Guard|401A|PP|Recaros|6MT
Appreciate 0
      03-12-2009, 10:37 PM   #4
Garduna
Brigadier General
Garduna's Avatar
Canada
51
Rep
4,009
Posts

 
Drives: 128i Sedona Red
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Toronto

iTrader: (3)

Family has the E300 AvantGarde. full equip which is great. Plus the Ride is smooth. Tho I don't really like the brake paddle tho..... It's a big too high for me haha. It drives very smooth, big and spacious overall. A solid car for sure. I don't like the overall look of the car tho..... interior is fine and all but the extrior..... VERY much to be desired.....

I love my 128i more tho haha!

For that kind of money tho, I'd rather get a Audi S5 /w pearl effect paint and carbon trims.
Appreciate 0
      03-13-2009, 12:33 AM   #5
blue2fire
Brigadier General
blue2fire's Avatar
Cayman Islands
73
Rep
4,289
Posts

 
Drives: BMW 135i
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Location, Location, Location

iTrader: (8)

Hope this is a sign of things to come from Merc.
__________________

BMW CCA
Member #420568
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gordon Murray View Post
Being a fan of Honda engines, I requested that they consider building for the F1 a 4.5 liter V10 or V12. I asked, I tried to persuade them, but in the end could not convince them to do it, and the McLaren F1 ended up with a BMW engine.
Appreciate 0
      03-13-2009, 12:41 AM   #6
Sticky
Banned
United_States
30
Rep
2,244
Posts

 
Drives: E92 Jerez DCT M3
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Anaheim Hills / Malibu

iTrader: (0)

The only real downside I saw to the E60 was the looks.

The F10 seems that is going to make up for it. If it looks as good as some of the leaked stuff has implied it will, it will be the benchmark of the class.

With a twin turbo V8, I see looks, handling, and muscle on BMW's side.

This E is interesting, I like it, but the rear just doesn't convey what a car of this caliber should.
Appreciate 0
      03-13-2009, 07:36 AM   #7
Messerschmitt
New Member
Messerschmitt's Avatar
1
Rep
7
Posts

 
Drives: 03 M3
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Bay Area

iTrader: (0)

The new 5-series will make the E-class look like a hyundai.....oh wait it already does
__________________
01 IS300 > wifes car
02 330ci > sold
02 CLK55
03 M3 SMG
Appreciate 0
      03-14-2009, 12:12 PM   #8
slipknot
Lieutenant
slipknot's Avatar
7
Rep
413
Posts

 
Drives: omega 2.5
Join Date: May 2008
Location: rotterdam

iTrader: (0)

thats bullshit for sure.....the E is much more improved in any way....wait till u see the AMGs..ohh God , this is really gonna be a heavy rival for a 5er current and next model
__________________
thats a huge bitch
Appreciate 0
      03-14-2009, 05:17 PM   #9
Deda
Major General
Deda's Avatar
Croatia
74
Rep
6,520
Posts

 
Drives: BMW X6 35d
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Croatia

iTrader: (0)

that car is very ugly ,but color is even worst.
Appreciate 0
      03-14-2009, 06:24 PM   #10
Turkishexpress
Gixxer Man
Turkishexpress's Avatar
Turkey
6
Rep
599
Posts

 
Drives: '08 335i E90 / '06 Range HSE
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Tysons/Sterling, VA

iTrader: (2)

I can believe that. Owning both the new C300 and the 335i I can tell everyone with absolute certainty that the C300 drove much better as a daily driver and was more inspiring at higher speeds than my 335. I just wish it had the power though
__________________
Stable: 2008 E90 335i JB3 etc..., 2006 Range Rover HSE, K7 GSX-R 600

Former Stable: 2008 MB C300, 2007 Chevy Avalanche, 2006 Evo IX (544awhp), 2005 Sti, 2003 Evo...
Appreciate 0
      03-14-2009, 06:42 PM   #11
methodtim
Brigadier General
methodtim's Avatar
Liechtenstein
41
Rep
3,636
Posts

 
Drives: 335i
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Darkness there, and nothing more

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by Turkishexpress View Post
I can believe that. Owning both the new C300 and the 335i I can tell everyone with absolute certainty that the C300 drove much better as a daily driver and was more inspiring at higher speeds than my 335. I just wish it had the power though
Oh hell no. I, too, drove the C300 (albeit for a week) and I can tell everyone with absolute certainty that it's a putrid piece of shit.
__________________

09 E90 335i |Monaco Blue |Step|ZPP|ZSP|ZCW | L7 | iPod | CA
Appreciate 0
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:03 PM.




e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST